House / Pet sitting Reference
In July and August 2012, my husband, son and I went overseas for 4 weeks. We needed a house sitter to look after the other two members of our family, our beloved Pugs, and to keep an eye on the house. We found Graham through Aussie House Sitters and were very lucky that he agreed to do the housesit at short notice. I was a bit hesitant at first to leave the house and dogs with a complete stranger, but when I met Graham I felt completely reassured that it was the right decision. I got a strong impression that he was very responsible and trustworthy and would treat our house as if it were his own. Most importantly, he was an animal lover and had cared for animals previously, so I knew he would treat our precious Pugs just like family.
While we were overseas, Graham kept in contact via email and even offered to Skype so we could see the dogs. It was so reassuring getting regular updates and he even sent some videos of the Pugs, who were clearly being spoiled with attention and walks. Knowing that they were being well cared for allowed us to enjoy our holiday without worry.
Graham was waiting for us when we returned home and helped carry our bags inside. We were stunned when we walked in the front door as the house was spotlessly clean. There were even beautiful flowers and a card waiting for us, which were so nice to come home to after a long trip. He had also left us fresh bread and milk, which was wonderful because we were exhausted and the first thing we wanted was a hot cup of coffee and some toast.
Graham had done a lot of hard work in the yard collecting green waste, which we have a never ending supply of due to all the trees on our property. It was also obvious that he had maintained the pool well as it was in great condition.
The house and yard honestly looked better than ever before. Most of the time when we come home from holiday we feel like we haven’t had much of a break because we have to get straight into the housework, but not this time!
Most importantly, the Pugs were extremely happy and healthy after all the attention and walks they had received, and I’m sure they were very sorry to see Graham go!
I am so glad we decided to choose Graham as our house sitter and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him or having him house sit for us again.
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